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I've bought some movies in iTunes on my Mac. Now I want to download them to my Windows XP PC in iTunes. (Both machines have the latest iTunes version installed.)

According to the description at the apple web site, I should see the movies in the "Purchased" section of the quick links. I can get to the "Purchased" section fine, except that I don't get a "Movies" button at all.

Any ideas about how to get the movies button (or get the movies to the other pc in an other way)?

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Three unrelated questions: Could you show us a screenshot of what you do see? Is the movie already downloaded to your Mac? Are you viewing Purchased on your Mac or PC? – timothymh Oct 5 '12 at 22:19
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You're probably in an iTunes-restricted country. While any user may re-download apps and books, re-downloads of music and movies are restricted to certain countries.

You'll need to manually copy the movies over to the XP computer. Note that you will need to activate iTunes with your AppleID to be able to play them.

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That's because most movies are not yet available to redownload like music and apps are.

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I'm not sure what you're talking about—once you purchase anything through iTunes you can download it at any time free of charge (which the exception of rentals). – timothymh Oct 6 '12 at 15:09
Not everything ...... – Justsomeguy Oct 6 '12 at 22:54
What can't you re-download? – timothymh Oct 7 '12 at 18:20
Some TV shows and movies, as far as I'm aware. – Justsomeguy Oct 7 '12 at 20:16
Ahhh it depends where you live! – Justsomeguy Oct 9 '12 at 21:25

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